The Ultimate 2015 Guide To Wine Gifting


When people get married they want blenders. When people graduate and they want money. When people get older and they want to get younger. There are many opportunities to give a wine gift & we have tips to ensure that you find the perfect wine for the right occasion! Read more on our blog today.

Here are some simple tips and gift ideas to ensure you get the perfect wine for a memorable and tasty gift.

Know the Occasion

Buying a bottle for someone’s anniversary or birthday can be more complex than gifting wine as a corporate thank you. Fitting the wine to the occasion is crucial in giving a gift that wows. Here is a quick guide:

Anniversaries, Birthdays and Formal Occasions

Plan on spending a few more dollars to get a nice wine that fits the bill. Full-bodied red wines from California or France are considered some of the best in the world and will ensure your gift is not lacking in class or taste.


Wine is the perfect way to celebrate a wedding. If the wedding is in the spring or summer, keep it light and crisp with a white wine. Fall weddings pair better with a smooth and silky red. And don't forget that a sparkling wine is always a fantastic way to celebrate a special day.

Corporate Events and Parties

Go for something that will please the masses and won’t break the bank. We recommend something with a medium body and mild sweetness level to ensure it’s a hit for everyone.

Dinner Parties

You’ll want to match the wine to the food. Do your research to find out what will be served and get a wine that will pair nicely. 

Know the Audience

Who is going to be receiving your gift? If you are gifting to a close friend, it should be easy to figure out their wine preference and get a bottle they will love. If you are unsure of their preference, play it safe with a popular varietal like Chardonnay or Pinot Grigio. If they are a more experienced wine drinker go with a bold selection like Syrah or Cabernet Sauvignon.

If the recipient is on the sentimental side, consider adding a note and attaching it the bottle. If they are foodie consider getting some cheese, crackers and fruit as accompaniments.

If you don’t know what kind of wine they like, give us a call or shoot us an email and we’ll be happy to talk you through some different types of wines and work around your particular budget and occasion.

Consider Personalization

Everyone knows it’s the thought that counts, but a thoughtful gift idea such as wine that is also very enjoyable is even better. We can create a custom labeled or engraved bottle of wine that will make your gift both thoughtful and delicious.

Our custom labels are a great way to add a special touch to your corporate event or party. If you are looking for something more sophisticated, possibly for an anniversary or an executive gift, consider an engraved bottle to commemorate the occasion.

We can take your special message, significant date or even pictures and logos to create a one of a kind gift. If you want to go the extra mile consider an engraved wine box or wine glasses to compliment your bottle. 

No Wrong Way to Gift Wine 

Wine gifting is growing in popularity because if offers a unique way to say, congratulations, happy birthday, or thank you. And with personalization options we have taken it to the next level! Keeping these steps in mind will help you think of ideal wine gift ideas, and say all the right things with every last drop. If you ever need help with purchasing wine for a special occasion, don't hesitate to reach out. We love hearing from people about the creative and special ways they are using wine to celebrate!


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